LETTERS FROM THE LIBRARY
Posted by Ms. Beattie
ALL GRADES: All grades K-5 learned about internet safety during the month of October. They also listened to the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award Nominees Mogie the Heart of the House, by Kathi Appelt and At the Old Haunted House, by Helen Ketteman.
K-1: Kindergartners and first graders learned about the parts of a book. First graders were introduced to the book A Book is Just Like You: All About the Parts of a Book.
2-3: Second and third graders learned a little about order in the library in preparation for learning how to be more independent in finding specific books on the shelves.
4-5: Fourth and fifth graders reviewed the basic use of the library catalog. Mrs. Gylys gave book talks to all fourth graders, including our newest title in the library Crenshaw, by Katherine Applegate.
PROFESSIONAL: Mrs. Gylys and Mrs. Pattin attended the annual Washington Library Media Association Conference where we learned all kinds of new ideas to bring home to the library!
Want to do something good for those in need? Donate any non-perishable items to the food drive! The food drive begins at Garfield on Monday, November 23rd and will continue until Wednesday, December 16th. All donations go to help our own Garfield families and members of the extended Garfield community. Here are some ideas of items you can give:
-Canned fruits and vegetables -Canned tuna/chicken -Canned soups -Rice and pastas -Condiments like mayonnaise, mustard, or salad dressing -Beans -Toiletries like deodorant, toothpaste, lotion, toilet paper, etc... -Baby diapers, baby food and formula -AND MORE!PLEASE DROP OFF YOUR DONATIONS IN THE LIBRARY. THANK YOU!
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It’s National Family Literacy Month! Do you know just how important it is to read with your children every day? Reading with your child, among other things, gives them an academic head start and builds confidence while reducing stress for the whole family. Watch this brief video to inspire you. It’s NEVER too late to start reading as a family.
National Family Literacy Month
Election Day (Nov. 3)
Sherlock Holmes Weekend (Nov. 6-8)
Dear Santa Letter Week (Nov. 7-13)
Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11)
Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 8-14)
Thanksgiving (Nov. 26)
Cider Monday (Nov. 30)
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